Parks and Recreation
The City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation division offers 16 parks with 474 acres of green space. Park amenities include playgrounds, a water park, a 50-acre lake, disc golf, a dog park, walking trails, and outdoor athletic fields. Our goal is to provide facilities that encourage outdoor activities, which promote opportunities for a healthy lifestyle, thereby enriching the lives of our residents and visitors.
City parks are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the links below to navigate easily to a description and location of each park.
- Berry Hill Park
- playground, sand volleyball, basketball court, baseball/softball
- Central Park
- WWII Memorial, tennis, pickle ball, and basket ball courts, playground, bathroom
- College View Park
- undeveloped, six acres of green space
- Embrace Park
- splash pad, playground, pedal park, bathroom
- Johnson Park
- playground, basketball court, hiking/biking trail, bathroom
- Liberty Bell Park
- regulation youth softball field, playground, bathroom
- Nord Park
- playground, basketball court
- North 4th Street Park
- tennis and basketball courts, playground
- North Pine Park
- soccer field
- Riverpoint Square
- Downtown space for community events and gathering
- Skyview Park
- 50 acre lake, fishing, non-motorized boating, playground, bandstand, hiking/biking trail, disc golf, bathroom
- Ta-Ha-Zouka Park
- campground, adult softball fields, youth ball field, playground, horseshoe court, sand volleyball, trail head to the Cowboy Trail, disc golf, dog park, bathroom, day cabins
- Veterans Memorial Park
- baseball and football field, skate park, water park
- Warren Cook Park
- undeveloped - COMING SOON Storybook Trail with walking path and playground
- Westside Park
- playground and basketball court
- Winter Park
- playground and small soccer field
The following is a list of some of the park regulations that cover the parks within the City of Norfolk. This is not meant to be a complete list but a highlighted condensation of the regulations and policies that are in effect. Contact the Park Superintendent with any questions. No alcoholic beverages allowed except for the Elkhorn Lodge rental at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park.
- No alcoholic beverages allowed except for the Elkhorn Cabin rental at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park or for special events authorized by the City Council
No hunting or trapping allowed.
No fireworks allowed.
No ice skating on open bodies of water in the parks except for the manmade structures designed for this purpose.
Motor vehicles allowed only on roads and designated pathways.
Fires only permitted in barbeque grills or other fire facilities provided by the City.
It is illegal to bring animals into the park without the use of a leash. An exception is the Ta-Ha-Zouka Park Off-Leash Dog Recreation Area where dogs may be unleashed once they are within the fenced facility.
Overnight camping only in designated areas of Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and then according to posted rules and regulations. Official season is April 15 to October 15.
Fishing is permitted at Skyview Lake and Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and is subject to fishing regulations of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and/or the City. Attempting to catch fish by means other than by hook and line is prohibited. Ice fishing at Skyview Lake is permitted at your own risk.
No motorized boating on Skyview Lake with the exception of electric trolling motors. Canoes, rafts, sailing boats and boats with oars are permitted on Skyview Lake only.
No depositing of personal household trash or yard waste in the parks. Only trash generated by the use of the park is to be deposited.
No wheeled skates, skateboards, bikes or the like are permitted within the fenced tennis courts.
- Lighted courts turn off at 11:00 p.m.